Motorola releases impressive new Droid Turbo

The new Droid Turbo, shown in red. (Photo Credit:

By Samantha Siomko, Staff Writer

In the midst of the iPhone 6 bendgate controversy, Verizon released a nearly indestructible super phone to rival all previous smart phones.

The Droid Turbo, made by Motorola, is equipped with a 21 mega- pixel camera (one of the biggest cameras currently available in a smartphone) and a 5.2-inch screen capable of high-definition, which is four times the screen resolution than your typical HDTV.

The Turbo has a battery life of 48 hours and can add 8 hours of battery life after only a 15-minute charge. The phone body itself can be constructed from “ballistic-nylon” or metalized glass fiber that is incredibly crack resistant. And even if the screen does crack, Verizon will replace the screen once for free, so you save money and get to avoid those screen-fixing kiosks at the mall.

The only downside to this superman phone? An enormous battery is required to hold a charge for that long, which makes the phone heavier and thicker than the iPhone 6, but not by too much.

Users compare the Turbo to the previously released Moto X, citing the similarities between the two cousin devices. However, the Turbo, with all of its updates and features, is more like the smarter, sleeker cousin with all of the toys the Moto X could only dream about.

So is this the Droid you’ve been looking for? If you want a phone that focuses on battery life and resilience, you’ve come to the right place. The Turbo also sports a wide variety of hardware features, like a lightning-fast processor, and it comes with 32G or 64G of storage.

And with a two-year contract with Verizon, the 35G version is only $199 while you can get the 64G version for $249. So, if you are someone looking for a phone with both the brains and the brawns, the Droid Turbo may be the next device to make its way into your pocket.

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